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 Nariman Behravesh - “Both growth and inflation in the coming months could be stronger than financial markets are currently expecting. There is a growing risk that the Fed will have to tighten further and longer than many analysts anticipate.”
 Nariman Behravesh - “This is just more evidence that we have got pretty solid growth and very little inflation.”
 Nariman Behravesh - “The losers were on the low end. Retailers like Wal-Mart had a pretty lackluster holiday shopping season because their customers were hit the hardest by the energy situation.”
 Nariman Behravesh - “Natural gas prices are going to go through the roof in the next couple of months, and that is going to hurt a lot of families.”
 Nariman Behravesh - “These inflation concerns point to more rather than less tightening by the Fed in coming months.”
 Nariman Behravesh - “While inflation remains tame, inflationary pressures keep building. Thus, the Fed can't let its guard down.”
 Nariman Behravesh - “We are just starting to see the impact of Katrina. We are going to see awful inflation numbers, awful employment numbers and awful industrial production numbers for a few months.”
 Nariman Behravesh - “The Fed has been singularly unsuccessful in cooling down the hot U.S. housing market, primarily because its rate hikes have had little impact on long-term interest rates so far,”
 Nariman Behravesh - “The Fed has been singularly unsuccessful in cooling down the hot U.S. housing market, primarily because its rate hikes have had little impact on long-term interest rates so far,”
 Nariman Behravesh - “The typical pattern with a natural disaster like this is that the regional economy gets clobbered but you can barely see it in the national statistics. This time it is very different because of the impact on the energy infrastructure.”
 Nariman Behravesh - “The U.K. tried to cool off the housing market and slow their economy a bit, and they're caught in a situation where the economy is slowing but inflation isn't mostly because of oil prices, ... It's a bit of a dilemma, and that's reflected in their split vote.”
 Nariman Behravesh - “Of that 8.9 percent, maybe a third of it was weather-related. The rest of it is underlying trend of weakness in the housing market. You are seeing pervasive signs of weakness.”
 Nariman Behravesh - “The big uncertainty is how much of a hit the housing marketing will take. Is it going to be a hard landing or a soft landing I worry about that much more than I worry about high fuel prices right now.”
 Nariman Behravesh - “When it is up around 6, it feels a lot worse.”
 Nariman Behravesh - “I think the way out of these deficits is that the U.S. currency will start to come down over the next two to three years.”
 Nariman Behravesh - “We are in a much more competitive environment than we were 20 years ago.”
 Nariman Behravesh - “Because the economy is strong and job growth is strong, the consumer has not felt much pain, but that is likely to change in the next few months, ... I think we are headed for a period of economic weakness mostly related to the oil situation.”
 Nariman Behravesh - “There is no question that the deficit this year will be worse than last year. A number of the improvements in May were temporary.”
 Nariman Behravesh - “This is bad news, but it's old news.”
 Nariman Behravesh - “Perhaps the single best piece of economic news in 2005 was that record-high energy prices did not spill over into the rest of the economy. While the Fed can be relaxed about inflationary risks in the U.S. economy, its role is to preempt.”
 Nariman Behravesh - “Record-high profits, combined with solid economic growth and rising capacity utilization will translate into robust capital spending - all good news for the industrial sectors of the economy.”
 Nariman Behravesh - “The good news for the U.S. is that growth has diversified. We aren't just relying on the consumer and housing.”
 Nariman Behravesh - “This is bad news, but it's old news, I fully expect the economy to bounce back strongly in the first quarter.”
 Nariman Behravesh - “The most pleasant surprise and remarkable development in 2005 has been the resilience of the US and Asian economies to record high oil prices.”
 Nariman Behravesh - “A lot will depend on how weak housing gets, in terms of whether we go into a real soft patch or not. That's the key here.”

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